Photographing Fairies

Director: Nick Willing
BBC Films, PolyGram Entertainment, Arts Council England
Country: United Kingdom
Feature Film
Released: 1997
Genre: Drama, Fantasy


A 1997 fantasy film based on Steve Szilagyi's 1992 novel, Photographing Fairies. The film explores some of the themes of folklore, such as possession, paganism, animism, hallucinogens, parapsychology and fairies. It was inspired by the Cottingley Fairies hoax, and was released in the United Kingdom on 19 September 1997.

Starring Ben Kingsley, Toby Stephens and Emily Woof.

Winner of the Medlies d’Or, Méliès d'Argent Grand Prize of Europen Fantasy Film in Gold, and Grand Prizes of European Fantasy Film in Silver for Best Director, Best Special Effects and Best Film.

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Charles Castle: Toby Stephens
Linda: Emily Woof
Reverend Templeton: Ben Kingsley
Beatrice Templeton: Frances Barber
Roy: Phil Davis
Clara Templeton: Hannah Bould
Ana Templeton: Miriam Grant
Mrs. Anne-Marie Castle: Rachel Shelley
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Edward Hardwicke
Gardner: Clive Merrison
Mr. Dawson: Stephen Churchett
Mrs. Dawson: Mary Healey
Fierce Woman: Richenda Carey
Des: Jeremy Young
Cole: Michael Culkin
Judge: Donald Douglas
Hotel Proprietor: Neville Phillips

Prison Warder: David Sterne
Director: Nick Willing
Based on the novel by Steve Szilagyi
Screenplay by Chris Harrald & Nick Willing
Producer: Michele Camarda
Co-Producers: Fonda Snyder, Larry Weinberg
Executive Producers: Mike Newell, Alan Greenspan
Cinematographer: John de Borman
Editor: Sean Barton
Composer: Simon Boswell
Casting: Susie Figgis
Production Design: Laurence Dorman
Art Direction: Philip Elton
Set Decoration: Shirley Lixenberg
Costume Design: Hazel Pethig
Sound Design: Kevin Brazier, Stephen Griffiths Special FX: Malcolm King, John Markwell
Visual FX: Paddy Eason, Sally layton, Dan Glass, Joe Pavlo, Howard Sly, Sandra Roach, Rachael Penfold

Based in London, UK